Tuesday, May 13, 2014

and then he was 1

what is it about motherhood that makes you (or is it just me?) into the cheesiest most cliche ridden person ever!  All I keep thinking is "this year went by in the blink of an eye" and "when did my baby get so big?" and "what an adventure life is!"  all of these totally cliche thoughts and emotions, but I guess they are so prevelant in our world because they are so real, maybe?  who knows, all I know is that my little baby boy turned one year old this past Sunday! (that's right, on Mothers Day! talk about a wonderful mothers day gift!) And we had a party and it was perfect. And he is so cool, it just amazes me everyday!  so here are a copious amount of beautiful photos of our celebration!


Whew! and a big Thank You to Lindsey for the amazing photos!  

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!

Its been a while since I've had time to actually sit around and indulge in this little hobby of blogging!  I've been preeettty busy these days, what with having a baby, working at the ballet, being a wife and just doing all of those things that I do!  Rather than try to describe the past few months I just wanted to take this moment (a rare moment when the baby is sleeping, the house is relatively clean, I have the day off work and nothing to do! waahhhooo!) to share some photos of my family.  My beautiful little family that has been all consuming, in the best way,  my family of boys who are wild and fun and sweet and keep me running around the house, my sweet baby boy and my handsome husband!  

Happy New Year!  from me to you!

::sigh:: these two!!!!!

p.s. photos by the oh so talented Lindsey!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A very special photo shoot (part 2)

whoops, hope no one was holding their breath in anticipation of viewing "part 2"!!  I've been a bit of a forgetful/tired mess lately what with working full time and growing a baby and all, you know how it goes!  this set of photos turned out so sweet!  I especially love the ones with my pup, Patrick, he's such a star!  I feel like my belly has doubled in size since these photos (yes, I am even bigger now! it's sorta ridiculous how this belly just keeps on getting bigger, but if that means I have a fat and healthy babe, then I'm cool with it!)


Friday, March 22, 2013

a very special photo shoot (part 1)


just a few weeks ago my cousin came over and took some really nice pregnancy photos.  As a kid I loved seeing photos of my mom when she was pregnant with me so I want to be sure that I have lots of photos of this crazy journey.  Its amazing how quickly my body has been changing and it's fun (in a mad scientist sort of fun way) to track this exponential belly growth.  We wanted these photos to be relaxed and definitely didn't want them to be cheesy like this or this, yikes!
so, please excuse the photo overload!!

*only 50 days to go!*

Friday, February 15, 2013

Wearing: 28 weeks pregnant

Ah, the variety and choices are endless, I know. I could wear cute maternity jeans with various trendy tops, tights and trim looking dresses and any other combination of cute maternity wear that I've seen on other blogs (and pinterest of course), but my go to look is one simple formula.... leggings + dress that used to be baggy on me and now barely buttons + moccasins = one happy/ comfortable mama-to-be.  And I just can't get out of that rut...so while this isn't the cutest, most fashion forward anything, it is comfortable and it is what I generally wear.  Notice how I tried to distract you from my boring outfit with cute hair and a new bracelet-ring (a ringlet? a bring?) thingy?!

*thanks to Geoff for taking these photos!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!


Going through some old photos and I came across these never posted ones and I started to feel very nostalgic about my waist!!  Oh, my lovely little waist that I always thought was too big! How Delusional I was back then!  These days I've not only lost my waist but I can't seem to locate my lower ribs either?!  (or see my toes very well for that matter)  ....So this is the outfit I would wear on this lovely Valentines Day if I wasn't the luckiest pregnant girl around! Cause lets be honest, sure I have moments of wistful yearning for my skinnier days, but in the end I am a girl who loves her crazy big belly and the little man that gets to swim around in there all day  (say 'Hi" to my ribs little man, I'll see them in a few months!)

Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

wearing: 25 weeks pregnant

I can hardly believe that today is the last day of January!  As opposed to most everyone else who lives in cold climates, January is always one of my favorite months and this year was no different!  Not only did I celebrate my 29th birthday (woohoo!) but I went on a fabulous weekend vacation to Chicago!   

But I have to say the most exciting thing to happen this January is this giant belly of mine!!!  I feel like it had slowly been getting a bit larger every week and then BLAM!!! suddenly I had a big 'ol baby belly! 
It's pretty fun! (and admittedly a little frightening that my body is doing this fabulous/amazing/crazy thing!)  
But mostly January has been a time of growth for my heart.  With everyday I love this little baby a bit more and know that he already has me wrapped around his little fingers!  Only about three more months (100 days to go as of today!) and then we get to meet this tiny human who has already changed our world!  I can't wait!!!!!

wearing: top: ASOS, sweater: Forever 21, leggings: made by me, boots: Target